The plan for today was relax. Sleep in, which did happen a bit, and take the day slowly. But when I woke and saw the sunshine and knew how busy opening day at the mountain would be -well I phoned in to see how things were going. Going so well, that I went in for a couple of hours to help out. So much for the day off (I went in on Friday for an hour too).
But I kept my promise to myself and left at 12:30 to come home and have lunch with the family and do some fun stuff. Since winter is here, I will now officially switch to my winter schedule which is Fri / Sat off. Sunday is back to being a work day (insert heavy sigh here). But I will still take this Monday off so I am able to "wrap" up the rest of the Christmas stuff.
This afternoon the kids and I decided to create a gingerbread train. It's activities like this that I need to "let go" of my control side and just let the fun happen. Each kid took a "side" of the train and were able to put what they want where they want. Now if it was just me, the whole thing would look more coordinated, but I don't think would have been nearly as cute.